Hamlet Act 1 Test

“I do not set my life at a pin’s fee” HamletCirc: Just saw ghost, feels suicidal, talking to horatioLit sig: -Metaphor for how much he feels he values his life (less than a pin)-char dev of plot, shows suicidal nature
“My fate cries out, And makes each pretty arture in this body As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve” HamletCirc: talking to horatioLit sig: -class allusion to skin of a lion (tough) (nemean)-simile to lion’s nerve-person: fate can’t cry
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” “Heaven will direct it” Heratio and MarcellusCirc: hamlet just left Lit sig: -metaphor for something bad happening in denmark to something rotten-person giving heavan human traits
“Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift/as meditation or the thoughts of love/ may sweep to my revenge” GhostCirc: speaking to HamletLit sig: -simile -plot devel of rising action of revenge to come-foreshadowing
“Now Hamlet, hear:/ “Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,/ A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denamrk/ Is by a forged process of my death/ Rankly abused: but know, thou noble youth,/ The serpent that did sting thy father’s life/Now wears his crown” GhostCirc: Talking about his murderLit sig: -bib allusion to snake -metaphor for Denmark to something abused or Claudius to snake
“Thus was I, sleeping by a brother’s hand/Of life, of crown, of queen, at once dispatch’d:/Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin,/Unhousel’d disapointed, unamel’d,/No reckoning made, but sent to my account/ With all my imperfection on my head…” GhostCirc: talking about his murderLit sig: -juxat between crown, llife and wife- mytonomy for crown to kingdom-char devel of Claudius bc no last sin confest by o Ham
“O most pernicious woman!/O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!” GhostCirc:Lit sig: -irony of smiling villain
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horation/Than are dreamt of in your philosophy” HamletCirc: to HoratioLit sig: -insight to friend of textbook vs real world
“The time is out of joint: O cursed spite/That ever I was bron to set it right!” HamletCirc: post newsLit sig: -charc devel of loyalty to father-plot devel of why he wants revenge

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